Definition of feverish
1a : tending to cause feverb : having the symptoms of a feverc : indicating or relating to fever
2 : marked by intense emotion, activity, or instability <feverish excitement>
Examples of feverish in a sentence
She was feeling tired and feverish.
He had a feverish appearance.
First Known Use of feverish
FEVERISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of feverish for English Language Learners
: having a fever : suffering from a higher than normal body temperature caused by illness
: of or relating to a fever
: involving intense emotion or activity : feeling or showing great or extreme excitement
FEVERISH Defined for Kids
Definition of feverish for Students
1 : having a fever <a feverish child>
2 : characteristic of or relating to a fever <a feverish nightmare>
3 : showing great emotion or activity : hectic <… he belonged to the daytime world of feverish activity. — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans>
Medical Definition of feverish
2: of or indicating fever <a feverish condition>
3: infected with or tending to cause fever <a damp, feverish, unhealthy spot—R. L. Stevenson>
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